According to a report by Russian TV today (RT) on April 1, Fawad Chaudhry, Minister of Information and Broadcasting of Pakistan, revealed on Friday that the country’s security agencies reported a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Pakistan’s Dawn quoted Chowdhury as saying: “After (received) these reports, the Prime Minister’s security measures have been strengthened in accordance with the government’s decision.”
The report pointed out that Faisal Vawda, the leader of the Justice Movement Party of Pakistan, issued a similar statement earlier this week, saying that because Imran Khan refused to “betray the country”, a plot was planned to assassinate him. Imran Khan is a member of the party.
Wata said that Prime Minister Imran Khan was repeatedly told of the need to install bulletproof glass in front of his podium when attending a rally in Islamabad on 27 March, but he refused. Wada said, “But as usual, he said, ‘My death will come under the will of Allah. Don’t worry.”
The report pointed out that before the conspiracy was revealed, Imran Khan said that a foreign country (he tried not to name names) had sent a message insisting that he needed to be “eliminated” or Pakistan would face consequences. Imran Khan also “accidentally” clicked out the name of the country – the United States.
Recently, the leader of the Pakistani opposition party submitted a resolution of no confidence to Prime Minister Imran Khan, aiming to remove the latter. Against this background, Imran Khan made a televised speech on Thursday local time (March 31), criticizing “foreign forces” for intervening in it and rushing to “overthrow” his government through a vote of no confidence.
“The United States – oh, not the United States, but a foreign country that I can’t name…” Imran Khan said in a televised speech, saying that he had received news that a country was trying to interfere in Pakistan’s internal affairs.
RT quoted a report by local Pakistani media on the 31st that Imran Khan had previously received a briefing letter from the Pakistani ambassador to the United States, which contained a recording of senior Washington officials implying that if Imran Khan was not in office, Pakistan-US relations might be better.
In response to the Pakistani Prime Minister’s “nameless criticism”, on March 31, local time, U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said that the United States closely followed the current political situation in Pakistan and “respected and supported Pakistan’s constitutional process and laws”, but the relevant allegations were “not true”.
RT pointed out that Imran Khan refused to give in to pressure from the United States to condemn Russia, saying that the move was of no benefit to Pakistan. However, this made him the target of the United States and its allies. At the same time, Pakistan’s neighbor India also refused to join Western sanctions against Moscow.
On March 28, Shabazi Sharif, the leader of the Pakistani opposition party, officially submitted a resolution of no confidence to Prime Minister Imran Khan in the National Assembly, aiming to remove the latter.
According to Article 95 of the Constitution of Pakistan and the rules of procedure of the House of Representatives, resolutions of no confidence in the Prime Minister must be signed by at least 20% of parliamentarians, which means that at least 68 members of parliament sign the resolution before voting. On that day, 161 parliamentarians approved the motion of no confidence in the Prime Minister of Pakistan, and the final vote will be held within 7 days.